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The burden of air pollution affects cognitive performance, study finds: NPR

Smoke rises on a moderately soiled day in 2017 over the Beijing skyline. Mark Schiefelbein / AP Hide title toggle caption Mark Schiefelbein / AP On a moderately soiled day in 2017, smoke rises over the skyline of Beijing. Mark Schiefelbein / AP Researchers studying the effects of air pollution conducted mathematical and verbal tests on more than 25,000 people …

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Plastic Pollution: Turtle washes on the beach of Cornwall with PLASTIC in the stomach | Nature | news

Although a piece of plastic was pulled out of the six-foot leatherback turtle, it was human boat activity that was feared that it would spoil the magnificent marine animal. Across the Atlantic from the Caribbean The turtle is suspected of dying in British waters before her body was washed ashore by weekend storms in Marazion. Warm summer conditions have left …

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Deep corals are no refuge for fish fleeing pollution, says study

Deep coral reefs in a "twilight zone" in the oceans are very different from those near the surface and dampen hopes that they will be a refuge for marine life fleeing threats such as climate change and pollution. A US-led team of divers who studied lesser-known reefs in the Western Atlantic and Pacific Ocean between 100 to 500 feet deep …

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The Apple Clean Energy Fund wants to help fight pollution in China

Apple Purchases Renewable Energy References in China The iPhone maker said Thursday it launched a $ 300 million fund The clean money would identify and invest energy projects in the world's second largest economy. Apple ( AAPL ) collaborates with ten of its global suppliers for the fund, whose investments aim to generate enough renewable energy to supply nearly one …

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Air pollution kills thousands of young children in Africa, says study

KAMPALA, Uganda – According to a new scientific study investigating the relationship between respirable and polluting air pollutants, a moderate reduction in air pollution every year can prevent the deaths of tens of thousands of infants in sub-Saharan Africa deaths in 30 countries entire continent. There is a "robust relationship" between respirable particulate matter and infant mortality in some of …

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ban plastic bag? U. N. tries to reduce pollution because recycling is not enough

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) – Less than a tenth of all the plastics ever produced have been recycled, and governments should consider using disposable bags or containers to reduce pollution, UN report said on Tuesday, UN World Environment Day. The study, which was billed as the most comprehensive review of government measures to contain disposable plastics, said that up …

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EU. Suggest some plastic items to reduce marine pollution

Taken together, the measures would also make a significant contribution to achieving the EU's climate objectives, so that by 2030, according to the European Union, about 3.4 million tonnes or about 3.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions will be avoided. [196592002] Forty-six billion bottles, 36 billion straws, 16 billion coffee cups and two billion plastic takeout containers are consumed …

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